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Your copy of the Davis-Monthan Airfield Register (available in paperback) with all the pilots' signatures and helpful cross-references to pilots and their aircraft is available at the link. 375 pages with black & white photographs and extensive tables

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The Congress of Ghosts (available as Kindle Edition eBook) is an anniversary celebration for 2010.  It is an historical biography, that celebrates the 5th year online of www.dmairfield.org and the 10th year of effort on the project dedicated to analyze and exhibit the history embodied in the Register of the Davis-Monthan Airfield, Tucson, AZ. This book includes over thirty people, aircraft and events that swirled through Tucson between 1925 and 1936. It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders. Order your copy at the link.

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Military Aircraft of the Davis Monthan Register, 1925-1936 (available in paperback) at the link. This book describes and illustrates with black & white photographs the majority of military aircraft that landed at the Davis-Monthan Airfield between 1925 and 1936. The book includes biographies of some of the pilots who flew the aircraft to Tucson as well as extensive listings of all the pilots and airplanes. Use this FORM to order a copy signed by the author, while supplies last.

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Art Goebel's Own Story (available as free PDF download) by Art Goebel (edited by G.W. Hyatt) is written in language that expands for us his life as a Golden Age aviation entrepreneur, who used his aviation exploits to build a business around his passion.  Available as a free download at the link.

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Winners' Viewpoints: The Great 1927 Trans-Pacific Dole Race (available as Kindle Edition eBook) is available at the link. This book describes and illustrates with black & white photographs the majority of military aircraft that landed at the Davis-Monthan Airfield between 1925 and 1936. The book includes biographies of some of the pilots who flew the aircraft to Tucson as well as extensive listings of all the pilots and airplanes. Use this FORM to order a copy signed by the author, while supplies last.

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Clover Field: The first Century of Aviation in the Golden State (available in paperback & Kindle Edition) With the 100th anniversary in 2017 of the use of Clover Field as a place to land aircraft in Santa Monica, this book celebrates that use by exploring some of the people and aircraft that made the airport great. 281 pages, black & white photographs.

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AIRPLANES THAT LANDED AT THE GRAND CENTRAL AIR TERMINAL

What were some of our airplanes that landed at the Grand Central Air Terminal? The aircraft were as varied as their pilots; their itineraries and histories are equally as interesting and uplifting; sometimes equally as tragic.

Some were owned by early aviation entrepreneurs; some were brand new and making their maiden flights; some flew around the U.S. for many hundreds of hours before and after they came into our view at Glendale; some were used for rum-running and advertising, airshows and races, honeymoons and other endurance events.

Most of the aircraft are identified by their registration numbers as well as their make and model. Please check "What's New on the Site" to see information on airplanes I have recently uploaded. Follow those leads for examples of the types of extended information I envision for this site.

by plane type and model

by plane number


Many of the aircraft and their descriptions you'll discover through the dropdown menus above are summarized from my research visits with the National Air and Space Museum historical aircraft listings, available in the archives at the Museum on the Mall and at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center near Dulles Airport. These lists are hand-written documents, sometimes rich with data; sometimes not. The older the aircraft, the less detail is available, and there are gaps of a decade or more in some planes’ chains of custody. Many aircraft endured modifications that challenged their airworthiness, and they suffered many accidents during their relatively short lives. Some are still registered with the FAA today and I have noted that in their histories here and elsewhere on this suite of Web sites.

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